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    The Argonautica of Apollonius (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) R.L. Hunter

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    DescriptionIn recent years the subtlety and complexity of Apollonius' Argonautica have been better appreciated, but in Dr Hunter's view the purposes and aesthetic of the epic are still not readily understood and much basic analysis remains to be done. The present book seeks to offer some of that analysis and to place the Argonautica within its social and intellectual context. A series of studies deal with notions of heroism; with eros and the suffering of Medea; the role of the divine; poetic voice and literary self-consciousness; and the Ptolemaic context of the poem. A pervasive theme of the book is Apollonius' creative engagement with Homer, and a final chapter sketches out an approach to Virgil's use of Apollonius in the Aeneid. The Argonautica emerges as a brilliant and original experiment. This book is the only advanced study of the Argonautica currently available. All Greek is translated.


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    Title
    The Argonautica of Apollonius
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R.L. Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521604383
    ISBN 10: 0521604389
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 883/.01
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
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    LC classification: PA3872.Z4 H78 2004
    BISAC V2.8: LAN010000
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC
    Edition statement
    Pbk.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Modes of heroism; 3. Images of love; 4. The gods and the divine; 5. The poet and his poem; 6. The Argonautica and its Ptolemaic context; 7. Argonautica and Aeneid; Appendix: hen aeisma dienekes: Aristotle, Callimachus, Apollonius.